December 10, 2014

Between 2013 and 2020, there is the possibility of more than $12 billion in healthcare cost savings if women older than 55 years were to take with calcium and vitamin D supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition revealed in a release issued Tuesday.

December 10, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Wednesday announced the launch of generic Celebrex (celecoxib) capsules in the United States. The company is offering the capsules in 50-,100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. 

 

December 9, 2014

AmerisourceBergen will feature several new solutions for health-system pharmacists at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition 2014, the wholesaler announced Tuesday.

December 9, 2014

BioPharmX on Tuesday announced the availability of Violet iodine, a new once-daily supplement for relief of premenstrual breast discomfort.

December 9, 2014

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group recently adopted the continuous glucose monitoring profile, developed by the Medical Device Working Group, to standardize data collection, measurement and delivery for Bluetooth Smart glucose monitors.

December 9, 2014

"During last week’s Drug Store News Diabetes Leadership Forum, the entire audience took a moment to focus on prevention … and do something about it," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

December 9, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and seven U.S. Territories.

December 9, 2014

Mirixa Corp. announced a partnership with pharmacy system PioneerRx on a patient adherence solution.

December 9, 2014

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

December 9, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period. 

December 9, 2014

Teva Canada, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, announced Tuesday that Health Canada has approved its application for the generic version of PrTarceva. 

December 8, 2014

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the company has been issued its first U.S. patent directed at the company's Impede technology and products utilizing that technology. 

December 8, 2014

For the second week, influenza-like activity tracked above the national baseline, according to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, indicating that this year's season is officially underway. The trajectory of illness rates are tracking ahead of the past two years, which suggests this season has the potential to be a severe season. 

December 8, 2014
Kroger and Medicine Shoppe are participating in MediMergent's pilot study of the National Medication Safety, Outcomes and Adherence Program.
December 8, 2014

The pros of giving healthy women regular low dose aspirin to stave off such serious illness as cancer and heart disease are outweighed by the cons, suggests a large study published online last week in the journal Heart.

December 8, 2014

As Congress continues consideration of the bipartisan conference agreement to the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson issued a statement.

December 8, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain, but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

December 8, 2014

President Barack Obama signed into law in late November the Sunscreen Innovation Act.

December 5, 2014

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

 

December 5, 2014

The McKesson Pharmacy Optimization team has identified the top five trends that will impact the healthcare system and health system pharmacies in 2015.

 

December 5, 2014

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in analgesics, vitamins, allergy/cold/sinus medications, and incontinence, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 5, 2014

Even in such food-abundant industrialized countries as the United States, an alarming number of people — particularly seniors — are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition.

December 4, 2014

Mylan on Thursday announced that its subsidiary, Mylan Labs, was granted tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for two dosages of abacavir/lamivudine tablets for oral suspension. 

December 4, 2014

Rite Aid's positive pharmacy results helped fuel a pre-market surge of 2.4% to $5.59 in premarket trading.